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Biden set to double down on China tech denial

Beijing must prepare for harsher semiconductor rules

| North America
Joe Biden holds a semiconductor chip during his remarks prior to signing an executive order on Feb. 24: Biden is likely to push forward with an evermore Chinese-style industrial policy.   © Reuters

James Crabtree is an associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is author of "The Billionaire Raj."

China's hunger for technology has been on full display during the current Two Sessions meeting in Beijing. On Mar. 5, Premier Li Keqiang confirmed sharp increases in state spending for frontier areas such as semiconductors, as his administration grapples with crippling U.S. restrictions on Chinese tech companies.

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